Film Events

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302

LakeFront Cinema kicks off its 2015 season with Forward, Stumptown Media's rich and wonderfully introspective documentary on Wisconsin's 2011 Budget Repair Bill protests. In the years since the bill's passing, the Act 10 Protests have inspired a number of projects but co-directors Matt Mullins and Dusan Harminc succeed where other films have failed by rooting their film in the subjective. From columnists and activists to state senator Fred Risser and musician Tom Morello, Forward takes a...

Nekomonogatari White
Fri, 01/30/2015 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Library

At the end of summer vacation, upon the morning of the opening ceremony for the second semester, Tsubasa Hanekawa encounters an enormous tiger on the way to school.
"White. So white... So purely, blandly white..."
Proclaiming Tsubasa as such, the white tiger strides past her and vanishes. Later, Tsubasa's house is destroyed in a fire. But this is just the beginning of a series of unfortunate incidents for her and the people around her. Koyomi Araragi decides to save her with help...

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 2:30pm
Hawthorne Library

Join us for Hawthorne's Adult Swim Theater! This is an ongoing film event in which we will be showing a newly released adult feature the last Saturday of each month.

This film is rated R. Minors under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend.

"Morgan Freeman and Scarlett Johansson headline this EuropaCorp/TF1 Films co-production directed by Luc Besson, and released by Universal Pictures. The story centers on a woman (Johansson) who falls prey to sinister...

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 2:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Wherever we are in life, it's never too late to make the journey more fun or fulfilling.
Journaling is a lovely way to harness our thoughts and ideas, organize our lives and tasks, or discover our hearts' desires. In this workshop, we'll discuss a few ways to get started or re-engage with journaling, and look at some fun, creative journaling prompts to help you integrate a practice that works in your life. From playful brainstorming to guided meditation to artistic cues and word...

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Crash the 1986 film directed by David Cronenberg. After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 6:15pm
Pinney Library

Come to Pinney and see a new release or other feature film on in HD on our big screen. Lights refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Pinney Library.

There is room for 50 guests and seating will be on a first come first serve basis.

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Drama / Italy, Canada / Italian with English subtitles / 2013 / 113 minutes

A hitman for the Sicilian Mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house on an assignment, he discovers Rita, an innocent young blind girl who must stand by powerlessly while her brother is assassinated. What follows is an intense exchange fueled by adrenaline and fear between the killer and his witness, one that changes their two lives in an instant. The darkness is lifted from Rita'...

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 2:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys.”

The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic rock group The Four Seasons. The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a generation, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Dawn,” “Rag Doll,” “Bye Bye Baby,” “Who Loves You,” and many...

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302

In 1938, the Carnegie Corporation commissioned Swedish sociologist Gunnar Myrdal to begin his landmark study of race and inequality in the United States. His question: How could a people who cherish freedom and fairness also create such a racially oppressive society? Published in 1944, “An American Dilemma” was cited in the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision to desegregate America’s schools. Seventy years later, Myrdal’s question continues to challenge America –- how do we...

Log Horizon cover art
Fri, 02/13/2015 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Elder Tales has become a global phenomenon, immersing millions of players in its online fantasy world. However, something goes wrong with the twelfth expansion pack. Eight-year veteran Shiroe and 30,000 other players suddenly find themselves trapped in the game's no-longer-fictional universe!
Except it's not even exactly the game they knew: things are in different places, the portals don't work, and if a gamer was playing an avatar who wasn't a physical match for their real self... well...